Back in November I wrote a post titled "Sweater Vests: Yea or Nay?". In that post I discussed my initial doubts of the practicality of sweater vests and whether or not they worked for my body type. It ended up being one of my most popular posts of the year.
So for today's fashion post, I thought I'd bring back that very same sweater vest, but styled in a slightly different way.
Instead of a cream shirt under the vest, this time I wore a black (or very dark charcoal grey) top underneath. Like the first shirt, this is a very thin cotton garment (old, Express). Wearing something thin underneath the vest helps reduce bulkiness and also keeps me from getting overly warm.
For jewelry, I accented with a multi-strand silver necklace and a black and white silver bracelet. I painted my nails blue, because I thought it helped offset the overall dark outfit.
Here is a side view of the vest. It has a long, asymmetrical side, and is shorter in the front and back. The back is a solid cream.
I wore tall, flat black boots (old, J.C. Penney) with silver studs and buckles. I chose tall boots over short ones to elongate my figure due to the heaviness of the vest.
The front of the vest has lapels with a solid black edge.
My jeans are simple, high waisted, straight leg jeans by St. John's Bay. They are one size bigger than I normally wear in pants because they don't sell my normal size in St. John's Bay in store. It's a problem I have to deal with a lot at most department stores, for their smallest size in Misses or Women's is usually a size 6. Rather than buy on-line or shop elsewhere, I just buy the six and wear my clothes a little looser than I'd like. That is why the material is buckling on my legs.
Other than the fact that my pants are too big, I really like this outfit more than the one I wore in the previous post. I think the solid line of head to toe black compliments the vest and makes me look slimmer. And who doesn't want to look slimmer?
This a.n.a textured vest is still available HERE, and the jeans are available HERE.
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